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Miniature Bridge Building Competition

The Miniature Bridge Building Competition (MBBC) has exposed hundreds of local young people to the exhilerating experience of designing and constructing bridges.

This program serves as an excillent avenue for involving young people in the community and helping nurture our future workforce. 

Over the last 23 years, the MBBC program has awarded thousands of dollars in prizes and college scholarships. 

We're thrilled to extend this competition and scholarship opportunity to more high school students by expanding the program to accommodate three teams per school.

Keep up with all the competition excitement on X (formerly known as Twitter) by following @SummitEngineer, or join the conversation using #MBBC2024!

2024 MBBC Winners Copley Team 2

Summit County Engineer Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S. with The 2024 MBBC Winners, Copley High School, Team 2

Register Your Team

We are currently not accepting registration forms at this time.

Congratulations to all of our teams who participated in 2024!!!

Check back soon for more information about next years competition. We hope to see everyone in 2025! 



Annual scholarships will be awarded in the amounts listed below to students chosen by  the MBBC Scholarship Committee. Students may apply yearly for as many years as they are eligible.  Scholarship applications are available and must be returned by May 28th of each calendar year to the MBBC Scholarship Committee. 

  • College Freshman-     $ 500.00

  • College Sophomore-   $ 500.00

  • *College Junior-           $ 1,500.00

  • *College Senior-          $ 2,000.00

Potential candidates for scholarship awards must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have participated in the MBBC competition.

  • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a College/University that has a EAC/ABET accredited engineering program available to students.

  • Applicants must have a minimum average of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.

  • An applicant’s mandatory essay on his or her professional goals.

  • An applicant’s involvement in extracurricular activities, including civic and professional activities.

  • Letter of recommendation from an advisor.            

*College Junior/Seniors applying for a scholarship must be enrolled in an EAC/ABET accredited engineering program or a Board-Approved Surveying curriculum with documentation verifying what type of engineering.  This documentation must be included with the Junior/Senior scholarship application.

** Alternates that attended the MBBC and do not participate in the building process are not eligible for the scholarship

Scholarships will be payable to the college or university for fees or books upon receipt of verification that student has met the qualifying criteria stated above.

If you would like more information or have any questions about the Summit County Engineer MBBC Scholarship program and process, please contact Kristin Schaffner at the Summit County Engineer’s Office, 538 E. South Street, Akron, OH 44311, or call: (330) 643-8711, or fax: (330) 762-7829, or e-mail: kschaffner@summitengineer.net.

2024 MBBC Sponsors

2024 MBBC Sponsors


Sponsorship is our only means of funding for this competition, its awards, and the scholarships that are awarded to students. 

  • We offer various cash prizes to the winners of this competition, along with a $500.00, $1,500.00, and $2,000.00 scholarship to high school students in the Summit County area who participate in the MBBC Competition to attend a college of their choice while meeting MBBC registration and scholarship criteria. 

To become a sponsor there is a $600.00 registration fee.  Those who become sponsors will received:

  • Breakfast and lunch the day of the competition
  • T-shirts with your firm’s name
  • A chance to participate in the mentoring program
  • Your marketing flyer in the program
  • Press exposure.

It is important to introduce the engineering and building trades to high school student in our community.  Contact Tina Merlitti at 330-643-8168 or email at tmerlitti@summitengineer.net for more information.